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Dr Tina LIAN

Dr Tina Jinxiao LIAN
Research Assistant Professor

ORCiD 0000-0002-6830-4196
Author ID (Scopus) 55644239600

Biographical Sketch

Dr Lian received her PhD degree in Health Economics and Health Services Research, from the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong in 2013. Her PhD study was the evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the first pilot study of systematic screening for diabetic retinopathy in Hong Kong. In 2014, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong as a post-doctoral fellow. Since then, she has continued to develop the screening project at different levels of the health care system and to work on methods of improving its efficiency. She participated in teaching health economics to Master’s students. In 2017, she joined the School of Optometry of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Research Assistant Professor.

Dr Lian’s research interest is health economics and health services research, with specific applications in the areas of ophthalmology and vision care, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and cataract. For many years, she has been a core member of the team which set up and evaluated systematic diabetic retinopathy screening in Hong Kong. Her research has been published in international journals including Ophthalmology, the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, and the Journal of Public Health.

Selected Publications 

  1. Lian JX, McGhee SM, Gangwani RA, Chan CKW, Lam CLK, Yap MKH, Wong DSH. The impact of a co-payment on the cost-effectiveness of screening for diabetic retinopathy. J Public Health. 2016; 38 (4): 782-792.
  2. Chan CK, Gangwani RA, McGhee SM, Lian JX, Wong DS. Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration during Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. Ophthalmology. 2015;122(11):2278-85.
  3. Lian JX, Gangwani RA, McGhee SM, et al Systematic screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Hong Kong: prevalence of DR and visual impairment among diabetic population. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016;100:151-155.
  4. Lian JX, McGhee SM, So C, Chau J, Wong CKH, Wong WCW, Lam CLK. Long-term cost-effectiveness of a patient empowerment programme for type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp.73-83 (2018)